JK Rowling says voluntourism is bad for children


Voluntourism sounds like a great thing, right? I mean, a way for people to travel and do some good through volunteer work.

Author and philanthropist JK Rowling is one of the co-founders of Lumos, an organization with this as a mission statement:

"No child should be denied a family life because they are poor, disabled or from an ethnic minority. Lumos works to support the 8 million children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to a family life and to end the institutionalisation of child…